Winter Updates at the Kenton Women’s Village

Can you believe we’ve had women living in our beautiful little village for half a year now? Wow! We have so many things to celebrate with several women moving into permanent housing, special features and volunteers at Kenton, and all of our generous and kind donors and volunteers! Read on to see what’s happening at KWV.
Sponsor a Move-In Kit!

A big thank you to our Kenton neighbors who have been putting together Move-In Kits for our women moving out of housing! When a client moves into Kenton or from Kenton to a new apartment, they are provided with warm bedding, warm winter clothing, furnishings, and other basic necessities. Interested in helping? Check out our sponsorship page!

OPB’s Podcast on KWV

Dave Miller and Allison Frost of OPB’s podcast Think Out Loud interviewed three KWV clients about their experiences prior to Kenton Women’s Village, plans for the future, and what life is like at the Village. Listen to the full podcast here!

Spa day for the women

Jordana Levenick, along with a team of consultants from Arbonne, organized and hosted a Ladies Pampering afternoon at the Village.  The KWV clients were treated to hand and foot scrubs, massages, and wonderful Arbonne treat bags.  The Arbonne consultants treated the clients to a wonderful spa-like experience right in their own community space. Thank you, Arbonne and Jordana Levenick for your generosity!
Baby, it’s cold outside!
When the temperatures drop, we do our best to make sure our clients stay warm. With the Columbia sports heavy duty sleeping bags and jackets, hot water bottles to safely heat up pods, and a propane-heated community space with cots for nights that get very cold, we are ensuring that every woman feels safe and warm each cold night.
Jewell moved in to a new place!
It’s been an amazing year! Let us count the ways…
Here are some of the amazing successes we’ve had at KWV this year:
  • clients have moved into permanent supportive housing.  An additional four clients are on track to move in before the holidays!
  • 14 clients have health insurance, primary care doctors & access to dental and eye care.
  • clients received legal advocacy for monetary benefits, child visitation rights and domestic violence assistance.
  • clients receive on-site mental health care weekly.
  • 6 clients work with our Catholic Charities Peer Support Specialist.
  • 6 clients are employed in the community.
  • 5 clients received new ID, birth certificates and social security cards.
  • 5 clients receive Financial Wellness Coaching. Two have graduated a six-week Rent Well course.
  • 1 client has graduated from Peer Support Specialist training & will now help others in the community.
  • 1100+ volunteer hours
  • 70+ hours of Villager volunteer service in Kenton Women’s Village
We have so much to be grateful for this year!
A special THANK YOU to Holy Redeemer Church who has provided space for our ladies to have their weekly General Assemblies, as well as provided food boxes, gifts, Fred Meyer gift cards, and handmade scarves and hats.
THANK YOU for all of your support in making this village and our clients’ transitions into permanent housing possible!
Get Involved
If you’re interested, there are still ways you can be involved and help Kenton Women’s Village! Here are a few ways to help:
  • Volunteer – We can always use an extra helping hand! Currently, we’d love volunteers to help with
    • Cleaning pods
    • Painting
    • Sanding
    • Basic Maintenance on empty pods
For more Volunteer opportunities, please check out our Volunteer page. To become a volunteer, please submit an online Volunteer Application as well. Thank you!
  • Sponsor/Donate Check out our In-Kind Donations page or click below to learn how to help sponsor a client!
Help Now

Save Columbia Pool Community Meeting

Gathering to share what we know about the current situation and plan for what’s next on Saturday, July 27, 10 AM – 12 PM

Join us!